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2015 Retina MacBook Pro 15" Anti-Glare Coating Woe (Staingate)

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Published on Jun 17, 2017

▶Anti-glare coating starting coming off 11 months after purchase. Never used any liquid cleaner. Rarely cleaned the screen. Always had a microfiber cloth between keyboard and screen. Used that clean microfiber cloth every now and then to carefully and lightly wipe the screen. Use mostly at home with screen shut and an external display. This is truly a babied computer! Nevertheless the coating is now coming off.

▶Keep in mind this video was made in June 2017. It's about the 2015 model, but that 2015 rMBP model is still being sold. Hence, this video is still very relevant. Why buy that older model when a newer model is out? I never thought I'd say this about my beloved Mac maker, but Apple has lost the ability to understand what rMBP buyers want when they select a "pro" machine. If I was happy with a stripped down machine that sacrifices external connectivity and a good keyboard "for thinness" I'd choose a MacBook. Even the MacBook AIR was designed to be that category of computer. But to remove the SD card slot from the MacBook "Pro," and then to not even put 1 legacy USB-A connector on it, and then to make the keyboard feel awful to the touch AND make the battery smaller ONLY to provide a teensy amount of extra thinness, is not "pro" at all in my opinion. Many people have also reported one huge caveat to the enormous trackpad on that late 2016 and newer MacBook Pros; namely, that it's so big your palms cannot help but touch it when you're typing, but the palm ejection algorithm is not perfect and it often causes the black arrow cursor to move around. On top of all that, the 2016 and later rMBPs lack Magsafe and an LED on the power/charger cable. Apple needs to also keep in mind that people with the money and desire buy these machines even if they are not "pros" in terms of their job. That's why people still buy the 2015 model. Because as I said in my video, it's still the best MacBook "Pro," even in light of the recently released 2017 edition.

▶I have a 2012 iPad 3 Retina and have cleaned that screen through the years much more harshly than I ever wiped the rMBP screen and yet the iPad screen is still pristine. Ditto regarding my iPhone 7. There is something insanely delicate about the coating on these MacBooks.

▶If you have this problem, please join the following FaceBook group to read experiences and share yours (along with me): https://www.facebook.com/groups/60757...

Do not let this go unnoticed at Apple. Please send them calm but pointed feedback here (yes, it will be worth your time):

https://www.apple.com/feedback/macboo...

tcook@apple.com

▶Computer accessories shown in my video:
* EIZO 27" FlexScan EV2750 (2560x1440, not Retina)
* Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Mobile Mouse
* Apple Extended Keyboard (US English) Wired
* Harman/Kardon SoundSticks (with iSub, not shown)
* Anker 7-Port USB 3.0 Data Hub with 36W Power Adapter and BC 1.2 Charging Port
* WD My Book 6TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Portable Hard Drive
* OWC Mercury Elite Pro drives with USB3/FW800/eSATA
* Clean Screen Wizard Microfiber Screen Cleaner
* Tomtoc 360° Protective Sleeve for 15 Inch MacBook Pro

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